Diffuser diameter 26.4 cm
Diffuser height 29.5 cm
Overall height min 135 - max 250 cm


Diffuser colour Amber
Wall fixing finish Matt Black Lacquer


Cable and lamp holder Black
Diffuser Coloured transparent glass with diffuser lock in matt black painted aluminium
Wall fixed 33.8 x 2 cm
Year 2013


Meltdown is a lamp made from thin colored glass with a spherical shape, hand blown in a mold.

The inspiration was to make something beautiful from the disastrous nuclear accident in Fukushima. The disaster is reflected in the lamps where the process has already begun and the bulb is about to melt through the last defense of the glass. Guilio Cappellini discovered the design at Salone del Mobile in 2012 and continuing the desire to be synonymous with contemporary avant-garde design, the strength of the creation led to its swift realization as a Cappellini product. The diameter of each lamp is 285 mm and they can be composed linearly or grouped together ad-hoc. The colors available are: dove, pink, tobacco, light blue, amethyst, amber.

Note 1

Inear version can be clustered for diverse compositions.

Note 2

Bulbs not included halogen bulbs suggested max 60W 230V for lamp holder E27.

Note 3

Available cable length 2.5 mt.

Note 4

On request, other colour matching than those suggested are available.

Note 5

The glass of this lamp is a unique piece, it is the result of the antique art of Italian Glass Makers. The possible air bubbles and differences in colour are common in, handmade glass products, could be considered qualities.

Diffuser: Coloured transparent glass 26.4x29.5 cm with diffuser lock in matt black painted aluminium.

Cappellini faced the new millennium inextricably linked to the world of images, exploration and research.